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Stardust (2007)

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76

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 186
Fresh: 141 | Rotten: 45

A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and off-kilter humor of Neil Gaiman, Stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a fantastical experience.

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 43
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 13

A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and off-kilter humor of Neil Gaiman, Stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a fantastical experience.

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A charmingly naïve boy from the English village of Wall travels to a magical, mythical world in search of the falling star that will help him win the heart of his true love in this fantasy adventure starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais, and Sienna Miller. For hundreds of years the massive cobblestone barrier that surrounds the sleepy English hamlet of Wall has kept the citizens of the village safe and secure from the malevolent supernatural forces

Dec 18, 2007

$38.2M

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All Critics (194) | Top Critics (45) | Fresh (141) | Rotten (45) | DVD (34)

Like the star that falls to Earth near the beginning of the movie, Stardust is glittery and pretty and possesses its own pleasing-enough personality, but it won't set the world on fire.

December 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Film.com
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You could call it a cousin of 'Time Bandits' or 'The Princess Bride', but it lacks the former's originality and the latter's heart.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Everybody has a lot of fun here.

August 14, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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It's puffed up in obvious ways but disarmingly puckish in others.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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This luminous, magical movie will dazzle even the fantasy-film phobic.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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Stardust lights up the screen with a splendid tale of heroism and romance. You don't have to be a fan of fantasies to enjoy its considerable whimsy.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Low-budget sci-fi disaster with some swearing.

July 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comments (2)
Common Sense Media

This star is not as much of a beauty as it could have been.

February 13, 2009 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Comments (10)
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

The oddball elements may surprise viewers expecting something a bit more ordinary in approach, but the surprise should be a pleasant one.

July 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

There was just enough connection between Claire Danes and Charlie Cox that happily ever after is exactly what I wanted.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

Stardust is nothing short of pure magic.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs Gazette

On the surface, Stardust looks like a cheesy little fluff fantasy. In many ways it is. Yet at the same time, it's also the most fun I've had with a film since watching the first Pirates of the Caribbean.

January 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Primo contemporâneo de A Princesa Prometida, o filme também traz referências óbvias a Macbeth e Rei Lear em sua agitada trama, revelando um senso de humor eficaz e com toques sombrios que o transformam em uma mais do que bem-vinda surpresa.

January 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Stardust is, ultimately, a pretty entertaining movie. It's just not the great film that it so easily could have been.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: DVD Review
DVD Review

...charming and enchanting and adventurous and romantic and funny and hugely entertaining.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Director Matthew Vaughn, best known for his grotesque gangster slasherfest Layer Cake, has absolutely no problem balancing equal servings of breathtaking imagination and perverse glee.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Wants to be the next-generation Princess Bride, and, boy, does it come close.

October 30, 2007 Full Review | Comments (4)
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Should be congratulated as a film that aspires to the non-mainstream genre of fantasy fairy tale with a hint of Brothers Grimm edginess.

October 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Dazzling fantasy rom-com has some dark moments.

October 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Despite its faults, Stardust should at least be accounted a partial success - and certainly more than a failure.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Great family fun.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: thelondonpaper
thelondonpaper

Brutally disappointing.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Comments (3)
Little White Lies

There's a shameless romantic streak here, quite welcome in a boy-targeted genre that usually insists battles are cool and love is for wimps.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

A wackily surreal, primary-coloured fairytale from a graphic novel by Neil Gaiman.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

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October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

Audience Reviews for Stardust

Magical fantasy movie with an excellent cast. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeffier play brilliant characters. Tristan wants to catch a falling star for his beloved. More mature than Hocus Pocus but along similar lines.
July 11, 2013
thmtsang
T Tsang

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When fantasy is done right it can be truly amazing. Unfortunately, "Stardust" falls victim to bad visuals and a silly story. I actually didn't finish watching this because I was so incredibly bored by the uninteresting plot, subplots, and characters. So yes, the credibility of this review is lost because I didn't watch the entire film; what I did see is mostly terrible.
October 21, 2012
Market Man
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

Average fantasy film for the kids. There's better out there though.
July 16, 2012
Raajay

Super Reviewer

    1. Humphrey: You just bought yourself a death wish.
    – Submitted by Lucas B (12 months ago)
    1. Narrator: They ruled for 80 years. But no man can live forever, except he who possesses the heart of a star, and Yvaine had given hers to Tristan completely. When their children and grandchildren were grown, it was time to light the Babylon Candle. And they still live happily ever after.
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (17 months ago)
    1. Yvaine: You've got a Babylon candle.
    2. Tristan: Yeah, I have a bubbling candle.
    3. Yvaine: A *Babylon* candle.
    4. Tristan: That's what I said.
    5. Yvaine: You said 'bubbling'.
    – Submitted by Maria Y (23 months ago)
    1. Tristan: Did you really mean what you said in the caravan?
    2. Yvaine: What I...? But... You were a mouse! You were a mouse... you wanted cheese! You didn't... I asked you to give me a sign!
    3. Tristan: And risk you being too embarrassed to keep saying such lovely things?
    – Submitted by Maria Y (23 months ago)
    1. Narrator: A philosopher once asked, 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' Pointless, really... 'Do the stars gaze back?' Now *that's* a question.
    – Submitted by Maria Y (23 months ago)
    1. Yvaine: You know when I said I knew little about love? Well that wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it. I've seen centuries and centuries of it. And it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain and lies. Hate. Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind loves. I mean, you can search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So, yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can also be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and, well, strangely easy to mistaken for loathing. And, what I'm trying to say, Tristan, is I think I love you! My heart, it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn't belong to me anymore. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I's wish for nothing in exchange. No gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing that you love me, too. Just your heart in exchange for mine.
    – Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
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Foreign Titles

  • Der Sternwanderer (DE)
  • Stardust, le mystère de l'étoile (FR)
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